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PE LBO Modeling TestJust a few questions regarding typical PE interview LBO modeling tests, specifically: 1) Typically how much time is alloted to build a model? 2) Given time contraints, how much is detail should you provide ?(i.e. is it better to be detailed and include PIK toggles, many different debt tranches, use ...
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Bain Capital Lifestyle/Hours/CultureAnyone able to share insights on the lifestyle of a full-time analyst straight out of undergrad? How many hours would one expect to work during a live deal and during normal times? How is compensation? Thanks in advance! ...
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Private Equity OperationsHey All, I have about a year of experience working in Operations Strategy for a major (F200) company. I like what I do but I would really like to be at a smaller firm. I've worked on some pretty huge projects (~$250M) and done well. I was wondering what the best way of moving to PE in an Operations...
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Dynamics Search Partners & Keith Mann Anybody worked with this firm on private equity opportunities (not hedge funds)? I found this online article about the founder not paying his Nanny and was taken aback. My group is not open to recruiting and they know a lot of people at my firm. My concern is that working with them may lead to them ...
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EY FSO PE Assurance or Structured Finance - path towards PEWhich will have me on the best path towards PE? ...
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Do your offices let you expense beers when you order food at night?I'm staying late again tonight; about to order pizza from my favourite local stone-oven pizza joint. I'm debating ordering a beer with dinner, but it's a grey zone in terms of acceptability here, and so I hesitate. What's the modus operandi on the subject in your offices? ...
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Private Equity or VC master's thesisHi experienced baboons, I would really appreciate if one could advise a really great topic for research in private equity or vc? Most of the topics have been already listed here, but i am looking for smthg creative, not just a boring portfolio performance or value of secondary buyouts. I would hi...
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(Fixed) Would you join a Canadian pension funds direct equity team when already at a traditional PE shop Hi all, Had an infinite loop in my previous post and couldn't access it anymore. If the moderator could delete the previous topic and post the comments here that would be awesome (thx) I have an interview coming up with a large Canadian pension fund for their direct private equity team (standalone +...
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corporate aircraft finance?curious how many (if any) have corporate / biz / private aircraft loan portfolios that they are responsible for or know of in your firm? ... and if any, what is the typical pre-funding due diligence methodology followed, provisions for ongoing oversight (MOQA type stuff, engine cycles, mx programs.....
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AMA: Operational Due Diligence AnalystHi, Long time lurker here. Thought I'd finally make an account and introduce myself. I work in NYC for a consulting firm (think Albourne / Aksia) that does operational due diligence on hedge funds and private equity funds. I went to a non-target school but had great grades, graduated summa cum laude...
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Anyone know anything about Hudson Advisors in Dallas?I currently work in a Fortune 100 Corporate Development group and got pinged by a recruiter for an Associate position with this PE firm. There is just not much out there on this firm outside the fact that they are part of Lone Star Funds and it appears they have a major RE presence and also deal in ...
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Moving to the Southeast - Any advice for job huntingSo I am looking to potentially move to the Southeast for family reasons and starting my job search with the goal of being down there by year end to March next year. I am currently looking for any advice on head hunters in the area for PE/VC/HF work...please let me know. ...
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Moving to the Southeast - Any advice for job huntingSo I am looking to potentially move to the Southeast for family reasons and starting my job search with the goal of being down there by year end to March next year. I am currently looking for any advice on head hunters in the area for PE/VC/HF work...please let me know. ...
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Hillhouse Capital? Reputation?Hey WSO What's the word on Hillhouse Capital in China? If possible, any specific info on their Hong Kong office? Not much information out there except their founder is a secretive legend and they are one of the bigger investment management shops in Asia. Many thanks if anyone can help! ...
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Best Self-Study Financial Modeling CourseHey guys, I'm starting FT at a boutique PE shop at the end of July. The firm is really new so I'll be the only analyst in the office. Needless to say, there is no formal training program so the partners have asked me to find a self-study financial modeling course. I have listed the three courses I'v...
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Moving from East Coast to West CoastFirst year analyst about to start working at a top tech group at a BB in New York. Being originally from the West Coast, I was wondering how difficult it is to exit into PE on the West Coast. Given that I'm working in NYC, will I be contacted only by recruiters looking to fill east coast positions...
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Semantic Job Title QuestionWas previously an Investment Banking Associate and working at a fund where they have Analyst/Associate levels switched compared to banking and other PE funds i.e. Fund Analyst = IB Associate Fund Associate = IB Analyst How would you convey on CV that this Fund's Analyst is actually equivalent to the...
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Would you join a Canadian pension fund's direct equity team when already at a traditional PE shopHi all, I have an interview coming up with a large Canadian pension fund for their direct private equity team (standalone + co-investments). The position is not in Canada, but in NY. I am still a bit hesitant whether it is the right career move, as I am already an associate at a mid-market 1bn PE fu...
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Would you join a Canadian pension fund's direct equity team when already at a traditional PE shopHi all, I have an interview coming up with a large Canadian pension fund for their direct private equity team (standalone + co-investments). The position is not in Canada, but in NY. I am still a bit hesitant whether it is the right career move, as I am already an associate at a mid-market 1bn PE fu...
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Carlyle DC OfficeDoes anyone know why they have a DC office, instead of just a NY one like most other PE firms? How does the relationship between their NYC and DC office work? Does DC specialize in a specific vertical? How big is the DC office? Also a question that's slightly off topic - do Carlyle associates have t...
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Sixpoint Partners.. anyone hear of them?Have an SA interview with them coming up, would like to know if anyone has heard of them and if you did, what you know about their culture, presence, and reputation. Thanks in advance! ...
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Abraaj GroupIt's been a while since they were discussed on this forum and never really in depth. They continue to grow their fund ($9B currently) and expand their international presence. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience interacting/recruiting/working for them. I'm currently at a BB on the ...
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[Urgent] PE Associate Non-Compete ClauseI've just received an offer to join a multi-billion PE shop headquartered in Hong Kong. Everything looks fine except a non-compete clause which essentially restricts me to work in any position that manages third party capital (so includes HF, Asset Management etc.) in Hong Kong, China and South East...
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[Urgent] PE Associate Non-Compete ClauseI've just received an offer to join a multi-billion PE shop headquartered in Hong Kong. Everything looks fine except a non-compete clause which essentially restricts me to work in any position that manages third party capital (so includes HF, Asset Management etc.) in Hong Kong, China and South East...
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